16 May 2013

Cloned Human embryo - They did it

A group of US Scientists in second week of May 2013 declared that they have succeeded in creating a cloned human embryo using the technique that helped in developing the cloned sheep in 1996.

The team of scientists developed the embryo using skin samples of a woman’s egg to develop an early cloned human embryo. Aim of this research is development of a source of stem cells not a baby. These can be helpful in repair of damage created after heart attack or brains of patients of Parkinson’s disease. 

Somatic Cell Nuclear transfer technique was used in development of the embryo and it is the same technique that was used for developing the Ship Dolly, the first cloned animal in 1996.

12 May 2013

Meghna River

The Meghna River is the most important river in Bangladesh, one of the three that forms the Ganges Delta, the largest on earth fanning out to the Bay of Bengal. Being a part of the Surma-Meghna River System, Meghna is formed inside Bangladesh by the joining of different rivers originating from the hilly regions of eastern India. The river meets Padma River in Chandpur District. The river ultimately flows into the Bay of Bengal in Bhola District.
Major tributaries of the Meghna include the Dhaleshwari River, Gumti River, and Feni River. The Meghna empties into the Bay of Bengal via four principal mouths, named Tetulia, Shahbazpur, Hatia, and Bamni.
The Meghna is the widest river among those that flow completely inside the boundaries of Bangladesh. At one point near Bhola, Meghna is 12 km wide. In its lower reaches this river follows almost a straight line in its path. Despite its very calm and quiet look, this river is the cause of many deaths every year. Several ferry and launch sinkings in the past have killed hundreds, like the MV Salahuddin-2 and the MV Nasrin-1. Near Chandpur it is very dangerous.


The Meghna is a distributary of the great river Brahmaputra. The Meghna is formed inside Bangladesh by the joining of the Surma and Kushiyara rivers originating from the hilly regions of eastern India. Down to Chandpur, Meghna is hydrographically referred to as the Upper Meghna. After the Padma joins, it is referred to as the Lower Meghna.
Near Muladhuli in Barisal district, the Safipur River is an offshoot of the Surma that creates one of the main rivers in South Bengal. 1.5 km wide, this river is one of the widest in the country as well.
At Ghatalpur of Brahmanbaria District, the river Titas emerges from Meghna and after circling two large bends by 240 km, falls into the Meghna again near Nabinagar Upazila. Titas forms as a single stream but braids into two distinct streams which remain separate before re-joining the Meghna.
In Daudkandi, Comilla, Meghna is joined by the great river Gomoti, created by the combination of many streams. This river reinforces Meghna a lot and increases the waterflow considerably. The pair of bridges over Meghna and Gomoty are two of the country's largest bridges. The Dakatua River is also part of the river system in Comilla district.
Meghna is reinforced by the Dhaleshwari before Chandpur as well. The name for the largest distributary of the Ganges in Bangladesh is the Padma River. When the Padma joins with the Jamuna River, the largest distributary of the Brahmaputra, and they join with the Meghna in Chandpur District, the result in Bangladesh is called the Lower Meghna. When the brown and hazy water of the Padma mix with the clear water of the Upper Meghna, the two streams do not mix but flow in parallel down to the sea - making half of the river clear and the other half brown. This peculiarity of the river is always a great attraction for people.
After Chandpur, when the river has the combined flow of the Padma and Jamuna it moves down to the Bay of Bengal in an almost straight line. In her course from Chandpur to Bay of Bengal, the Meghna braids into a number of little rivers including the Pagli, Katalia, Dhonagoda, Matlab and Udhamodi. All of these rivers flow out from the Meghna and rejoin again at points downstream.
Near Bhola, just before flowing into the Bay of Bengal, the river divides into two main streams in the Ganges delta and separates an island from both sides of the mainland. The western stream is called Ilsha and the eastern one is called Bamni.

09 May 2013

IISC designed a New Concept of Vaccine Delivery System

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) designed and successfully tested a new concept of needleless vaccine delivery system in the laboratory. IISc has become the only organization in the world that has developed such a device. The new device was the result of collaboration among the laboratory for hypersonic and shock wave, the department of aerospace engineering, and the microbiology and cell biology department of the Indian Institute of Science.
Typhoid vaccine was successfully delivered into mice in laboratory using the new technique. The device utilizes the instantaneous mechanical impulse produced by micro-blast waves to achieve delivery of vaccines into mice.  A negligible amount of chemical energy is used to generate the micro-blast wave inside a small disposable plastic tube.
Since the depth of penetration of drug below the skin is not much, animals do not feel the pain during vaccine delivery.
The trials on animals have proved that by using this device a lesser quantity of vaccines is sufficient to provide resistance to animals against in comparison to conventional methods. The new system is safe, economical and painless

+Srikant Sharma .

Nokia unveiled Asha 501 with New Operating System and Free Facebook Access

Nokia on 8 May 2013 announced Asha 501, a smart phone to beat the low-cost Android phones in developing markets like India.

The company had been very impressed by the way Asha phones performed so far and they want to restore the platform. The Series 5 Asha phones had been made purposely for consumers in countries like India.

The Asha 501 will cost around99 Dollars plus taxes in India. The Phone will be made available in June in India. The device supports only 2G connection and Wi-Fi. The 3G version is planned to be launched later.

Specifications of the Asha 501

• The Asha 501 runs on a revamped Asha operating system.
• The device has a design similar to that of low-end Lumia phones. It will be available in six colours.
• It has a 3-inch touchscreen and a 3.2MP camera. It will come with a 4GB microSD card.
• Asha 501 will not run on the old Symbian S40 operating system, but an entirely new one.
• The Asha 501 will be available in two variants - single SIM and dual SIM. The dual SIM variant will have two slots for micro SIM, of which one will be hot swappable.
• Inspired by the Lumia design, the Asha 501 will be available in six colours - bright red, bright green, cyan, yellow, white and black.
•  It has 17 hours of talktime with 48 days of stand-by for the single SIM variant and 26 days for the dual-SIM model.  

Nokia also announced a global partnership with Facebook, with this the Asha 501 users on Airtel and MTNL will get free access to the social networking site.

07 May 2013

First national surfing and stand up paddle competition of India Concluded

Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram: Spice Coast Open, the first ever national surfing and stand up paddle (SUP) competition of India took place here. 

Tamil Nadu surfers grabbed the first position at the first ever national surfing and stand up paddle (SUP) competition of India, Spice Coast Open, which concluded on 5 May 2013 at Kovalam beach at Thiruvananthapuram. 

Over 100 athletes from across the country took part in the competition. Participants took part in various categories at finals in competitions which took place over three days time duration. Among surfers from different state, Karnataka and Kerala surfers were the winners. 

About Spice Coast Open 2013

• Spice Coast Open is the first official national competitive event of the sport. 
• It was organised by Surfing Federation of India (SFI). SFI is the body recognised by the International Surfing Association (ISA) along with state Department of Tourism.
• Spice Coast Open 2013 competition was inaugurated in Kovalam by former South African cricketer and surfing enthusiast Jonty Rhodes.

05 May 2013

Cancer at One Rupee

The Union Cabinet today approved the revised Food Security Bill which proposes food handouts of 5 kg for every entitled person, or 25 kg for a family of five, at Rs 3 per kg for rice, Rs 2 per kg for wheat and Re 1 per kg for coarse grains.

The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cleared the bill, a dream project of Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

The bill was strongly backed by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and says will benefit 67 per cent of India's population. The Congress is banking on the bill to boost its ratings ahead of a 2014 general election.

The very idea of cheap food for 67 per cent of the population, or 800 million people, can cheer up voters. But this votebank politics would severely ruin our nation of millions and our 'bharat Ma'.

Just go and ask UPA from where would you get this much amount of food grains available to masses.Is the foodgrain ORGANIC ?? Is India prepared for this much food subsidy? Organic foods are made in a way that limits the use of synthetic materials during production. 

Several states had also proposed low cost foodgrains to the poor. In the long run GREEN REVOLUTION has been a bane to our nation. We are providing CANCER to our masses who are already suffering from so many diseases. Cancer be at one Kg will be very costly  to the poor. The recent rise in cancer population in punjab and haryana is to be seen seriously. A few trains in the northen region of INDIA are called Cancer trains as they carry maximum cancer patients to big cities for cure.

Why not government giving BAJRA,MAIZE,JOWAR at one rupee than WHEAT and RICE. Wheat require more water and the use of artificial fertilisier will deteriorate our soil and will make it barrain.

03 May 2013

Samsung launched 8-inch Galaxy Note 510 Tablet in India

Samsung, the South Korean electronics company on 3 May 2013 launched an 8-inch tablet, Galaxy Note 510.
The launch of the tablet is aimed at increasing its presence in the Indian tablet market. Galaxy Note 510, is priced at 30900 rupees and has 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded through a micro SD card to up to 64 GB. 

Specification of the Galaxy Note 510 Tablet

• The 3G-enabled tablet is powered by Android Jelly Bean OS and runs on 1.6 GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB (RAM). 
• Galaxy Note 510 Tablet provides innovative solutions like the multi-window, which splits the portable 20.32 cm screen and allows optimal access to a number of live applications. 
• An integrated application named Awesome Note is introduced in the tablet for the first time which is capable of unlimited note-taking uses including memo, diary and must-remember lists. 
• It also contains Air View and the S Pen needs to drift over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on S Planner without opening the file or application in full.

CCEA approve biggest foreign investment in the retail segment till now in INDIA

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 2 May 2013 cleared Swedish furniture major IKEA’s 10500-crore rupees investment proposal in India. It will allow IKEA to establish 25 exclusive stores and food cafes in India.This will be the biggest foreign investment in the retail segment till now. It will also provide an opportunity to Indian small and medium enterprises in a wide range of labour intensive sectors for integrating into global value chain. Moreover, it will also provide a diverse choice for the Indian consumers for a wide range of products.
In 2012, the government had relaxed foreign investment rules and regulations which allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail. The government also had removed some of the restrictive conditions which includes removing the mandatory 30 percent sourcing of goods from Indian small enterprises for single brand retail trading.
IKEA has more than 300 stores across the world and an annual revenue of 27.5 billion euros (190000 crore rupees).

Sarabjit Singh Died in Lahore's Jinnah Hospital in Pakistan

Sarabjit Singh, the Indian national and a death row prisoner in the Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail died on 2 May 2013 at the Lahore's Jinnah Hospital in Pakistan. He was on the life-support system since 26 April 2013 after being attacked by the inmates in the jail. 

Sarabjit Singh is the Indian national who spent 23 years in Pakistani jail, after being convicted of involvement in the serial bomb blasts of 1990 in Lahore and Faisalabad that killed 14 people. 

He was arrested from Kasur Border for illegal crossing the border in Pakistan in August 1990.

RBI reduced the Repo Rate by 25 Basis Points to 7.25 Percent

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 May 2013 reduced the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points, from 7.5 per cent to 7.25 per cent with immediate effect as part of its annual monetary policy statement 2013-14. The reverse repo rate under the LAF also stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent. The RBI took this step to boost flagging economic growth.
The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate, both stand adjusted to 8.25 per cent with immediate effect. The cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks has however been retained at 4 per cent of their net demand and time liabilities.
In its Monetary Policy Statement the RBI has stated that the balance of risks stemming from the Reserve Bank's assessment of the growth-inflation dynamic yields little space for further monetary easing. Interest rates on home and car loans will ease following RBI’s decision to cut key policy rates. The next mid-quarter review of Monetary Policy for 2013-14 will be announced on17 June 2013.

02 May 2013

Ireland Unveiled the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill

Ireland’s government on 1 May 2013 unveiled the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill. It explains when life-saving abortions can be performed. Moreover, it’s a clarification of rights within the ambit of Current law.
The bill mentioned clearly that anyone illegally involved in abortion could face a maximum 14-year prison sentence whether he is a doctor or a patient. The bill was unveiled following the death of an Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar in 2012.

Central Paramilitary Forces of india

Name of the Force
Constituted in
Role of the Force
Border Security Force (BSF)
Established in 1 December 1965
Guards Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangaladesh borders apart from assisting in internal security.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
Came into existence as Crown Representative's Police on 27 July 1939
Guards civil airports as well as major installations of India such as aero space domain and nuclear domain.
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Established as Special Service Bureau in May 1963
Guards Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Nepal frontiers.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Established in 24 October 1962
Guards Sino-Indian border.
National Security Guard (NSG)
Set up in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force
Specialist counter-terrorism force.
Assam Rifles
Raised as Cachar Levy in 1835 and is the oldest Central Para Military Force in India
Guards Indo-Myanmar border. It is also deployed in counter-insurgency operations in Northeast India.
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
Came into existence in 1969
Deployed for anti-naxal operations, law and order maintenance as well as internal security.